What you'll do
I'm going to meet you at the railway station of Sintra, from where we will start our small adventure around the town. You'll see the most beautiful views of Sintra, admire the unique nature of this place and walk through the real Sintra's jungle. As I'm a Sintra local, I'll tell you everything I know about this place, the sights and also share with you many curiosities about Portuguese culture. We'll visit the old town, pass by the mysterious Masson palace, try traditional sweets and liquors and then climb the mountain to the Moorish castle and the Pena palace through some hidden paths. The walk will terminate almost on the top of the Sintra's mountain and you'll be able to visit two main sights by yourself. This experience takes in general about 2-2,5 hours and it is about 6 km. Sintra is all about ups and downs, so choose comfortable shoes and clothes for this day.
I live in the heart of Sintra and consider this place to be my second home. Originally I'm from Saint Petersburg, Russia and I studied in Barcelona few years and then moved to Portugal. I'm a translator, writer and journalist. I wrote numerous articles about Sintra and Portugal (including publications in the National Geographic) and I developed a unique walking tours around Sintra. I have already shown this amazing place to over hundred people. I have created a free map with the cool places in Sintra which is possible to find at cool cousin and I'm also a host at Sintra Central Home.
Where you'll be
We're going to visit the Botanic garden, the historical center, local pastry, local stores, outside territory of the Seteais palace, Sintra's forest, the second level of the Moorish castle's wall.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Let me show you the real Sintra